sam Saturday, 05 November 2022 08:02 AM
Why worry about 30? carry on until all of them are appointed. Public funds are available for their upkeep.
Ranjan Saturday, 05 November 2022 08:13 AM
Who the hell is going to pay for these jokers and clowns while this Raja Pohottuwa Govt. is taxing the people? Do you know that of the 22m, there are approx 2m government Servants being paid by the people? No wonder people are in queues daily to get out of this country?
Nilmini Welivita Saturday, 05 November 2022 08:23 AM
Welldone for rescueing the county President Ranil. You and the Rajapaksas are the only people capable of bringing prosperity to SL.
Sambo Saturday, 05 November 2022 08:34 AM
Yes we need more and more of them who does nothing but steal the public and ruin the country more and more. GB mother lanka.
D.K.A. Samarathunga (Attorney-at-Law) Saturday, 05 November 2022 08:44 AM
This Government will be toppled soon, may be max. 4 months it can survive, useless spending in billions to these rubbish rogues.
Sokrates Saturday, 05 November 2022 09:17 AM
Great. You beloved gifted Redeemer, Ranil, should introduce a new constitutional amendment that will allow you to appoint up to 225 ministers. Then you can give important new portfolios to all your highly intelligent parliamentarians who serve the people selflessly, so that the country can be led out of the crisis in a flash. The people will be eternally grateful to you and vote for you in the next presidential election with an overwhelming majority.
Cassim Zarook Saturday, 05 November 2022 09:34 AM
Go Runil l Go! More the merrier. We have one for Highways, and Roadways, need one for Lanes. W have one for University Education, Higher Education, Education and need one for Montessori.
Athk69 Saturday, 05 November 2022 09:53 AM
Mr. President, do you have a real vision for this country, other than drawing the lifeblood out of the few hard working people, to support the ego of a few politicians? Clearly say what this vision is, and how these appointments will deliver this vision with key measures that can be reviewed and monitored by the countrymen. Don’t forget that you and your cohorts are accountable to the public for all that you do, in the name of national development. At present, you haven’t done much, to ease the burden and the the little bit of trust people had in you, is quickly diminishing.
Concerned Citizen Saturday, 05 November 2022 09:54 AM
Yes please increase more !! Since now the President and the government will have lots of additional funds by increasing TAXES on hard working private sector employees !!! SHAME ON YOU President and the entire Government !!! We will deal with you during the elections !!
johan Saturday, 05 November 2022 10:24 AM
Budget will be defeated definitely and thereafter Parliament will be dissolved and must go for Parliamentary elections.Do we need a Government which shoulders all taxes on people’s back and people are unable to survive. The ones who destroyed the economy of SL and trying to reappoint them is ludicrous
Ranjan Saturday, 05 November 2022 10:34 AM
For a small country like Sri Lanka, 30 cabinets ministers required? In a large and heavily populated country like India its around 30 cabinet ministers.
Sunil Saturday, 05 November 2022 10:57 AM
Australia has 30 cabinet ministers and 13 Deputy Ministers with the same population but a per capita 10 times more and is a developed nation. Sri Lanka has 20 ministers, 38 Deputy Ministers and we want to have more ministers when we are very poor country with people suffering a lot. Can anyone take it from this point onwards
Nihal S Saturday, 05 November 2022 11:44 AM
This guy is a slave of Pohottuwa. He is paying the Pohottuwa using public funds.
Viraj De Silva Saturday, 05 November 2022 11:45 AM
Aiyo why only a few more! How about around 100 more
Jump in the sea Saturday, 05 November 2022 11:46 AM
Did you say Pavithra was tipped to join cabinet??? Is that such an urgent appointment? What relevance does she have to the budget, unless Ranil’s plan includes exporting broken pots and paniya? She and Bank robber have both done enough damage to this country
Bernard Jayatilake Saturday, 05 November 2022 11:47 AM
He is going to do this not because the govt. cannot be run without the would-be appointees, but due to pressure coming from the nepotism clan who call the shots behind the curtain pulling strings of the incumbent president.
Nissanka Seneviratne Saturday, 05 November 2022 12:18 PM
So the cancer patient will pay salaries for these rogues
Sobers Saturday, 05 November 2022 12:30 PM
All the politicians are crooks in Sr lanka. I don’t see any committed or honest individual among the politicians. Every one wants to make money
Aquarius Saturday, 05 November 2022 12:40 PM
This RW/RR is a deaf and blind idiot and only serving the Rajapakse pohottuwas to keep his power base safe. Creating ministries to please every boot licker is not the solution. We are the global laughingstock as far as appointment of ministers are concerned.
Rathinam Navaratnam Saturday, 05 November 2022 12:41 PM
Tax payers will have to bear the cost of these ministers. But then tax payers have no say in Sri Lanka, which must change. Thirty (30) ministers were decided when bulk of Sri Lankans were not paying taxes; but not anymore. Lots of changes are required for the betterment; but then there is no one think the means,
BBM Saturday, 05 November 2022 01:09 PM
This is like some bunches of bananas in the republic, only a desert for them not any step forward to solve grave issues. A constitution with predefined essential portfolios with rerelevant tasks and institutions needed for this kind of two leg beasts if can’t eradicate them through an election soon, else people’s anger will come upon them in a different manner.
We’re the fools Saturday, 05 November 2022 01:11 PM
දුප්පත් අහිංසක මිනිසුන්ගෙ බදු මුදල් වලින් සැප ගන්නා හදවත් නැත්තෝ.
vince Saturday, 05 November 2022 01:24 PM
There is a financial crisis and people are suffering. Why the hell do we need more ministers who cost an arm and a leg and all the other underhand earnings? What is wrong with this idiot president?
Spartacus Saturday, 05 November 2022 01:26 PM
The only way Sri Lanka can turn around is to make a constitutional decision not permitting any Sinhalese to hold positions of Authority such as President, PM, AG, CJ, IGP, DIG’s, Head’s of Armed Forces, Chairman / Heads of State Institutions etc and such posts need to be by qualified minorities. Wherever a Sinhalese is appointed, abuse and corruption is obvious. Proof in Sri Lanka.
Dusgusted Saturday, 05 November 2022 01:53 PM
Nilmini, it’s time to get your head examined. Ranil is streets ahead of the Rajapakse clan, please do not class him with the imbeciles that brought the country and majority of it’s people to crawl on their emoty belly’s.
Ima Saturday, 05 November 2022 02:01 PM
squeeze the public in tax to the last drop , and make use the plunder to win MPs by throwing it at them,Let the people suffer but you have to enjoy the windfall
Willow Drive Saturday, 05 November 2022 02:07 PM
Fairness for our citizen everywhere Saturday, 05 November 2022 02:47 PM
Cabinet is growing, growing, growing. It was over-sized/fat already, and now just getting worse in size.
Ram Saturday, 05 November 2022 03:09 PM
President not interested in the country but struggling to survive
Nadi Karunaratne Saturday, 05 November 2022 03:58 PM
Jobs for the same old boys and they are all boys. It is not enough to protest. New leaders and a credible alternative government in waiting must be formed with a viable programme. We know what and who we are against but it must be spelled out what and who will fill the vacuum.
Sri Saturday, 05 November 2022 04:05 PM
He moves to get more support for his next election…he thinks he is going to win next presidential election …he is a good opportunist and he wants to take care of this time to win next election…he thinks there is no one to compete with him in this post .. He think he is clever; knowledgeable; wiser and stronger in politics than anyone else . Now he buys MPs
Starving angels! Saturday, 05 November 2022 04:18 PM
We visualized two things. Ex ministers were starving for the last 7 months. No ministerial income, also no buksheesh. So, they run to MR and start crying. MR their patron, orders Ranil to give some job if he wants the budget proposal to succeed. Why no mention of Wimalaya!!!! May be due to his corruption case in courts?
“ The Lansi Burgher Gent “ Saturday, 05 November 2022 04:30 PM
Ranil, like Santa Claus is handing out candy to the kids. Here we go again. Looks like someone has hijacked the man. If this goes on, he will lose what little respect he has mustered up with difficulty since taking office. The ship is heading south, Mr. President. Get a grip.
Ismet Zaheed Saturday, 05 November 2022 04:31 PM
Mr. Ranil Rajapakse, do you realize that you were appointed President of “Sorry Lanka” by only 134 Pohottuwa votes? It is up to Daily Mirror not to publish this comment.
sam Saturday, 05 November 2022 04:37 PM
Swear in as many as you wish as the public will feed them
Daily Mirror Humbug useless to give name Saturday, 05 November 2022 04:44 PM
Sunil, you have not mentioned that Victoria NSW Western Australia etc have their own Premier and Ministers. So give us total along with above in Australia as Cabinet
Citizen Silva Saturday, 05 November 2022 05:27 PM
Shame on you Ranil. You want to appoint these Ministers otherwise you will be defeated at the budget
DOT Saturday, 05 November 2022 05:36 PM
The more the merrier !
Go for the kill Saturday, 05 November 2022 05:49 PM
Waiting for the time to kick out or send them out for good all the inefficient rascals brought Damn shame to the country and misery to SL for years by ruining it in the name of development.
Banker Saturday, 05 November 2022 05:56 PM
Ranil has to please the 134 Mattayas who elected him as President by appointing them to various positions where they can make money.Some of the positions are Ministers and State Ministers.For their upkeep funds have to be created and inevitably the rest of the population in the country have to be taxed both directly and indirectly.This is the scenario people have to understand.
Dayan Saturday, 05 November 2022 06:14 PM
Very efficient and able people. Sri will develop in 6 months.
Disgusted Saturday, 05 November 2022 06:28 PM
Usually Governments around the world govern for the people, majority in government will govern for themselves and masses last. Time to force a general election and lets get a party that will govern for the people and the less fortunate. The Rajapakse family and their cronies have messed up the country and become rich in government, they should be all arrested and put before a court of law and all ill gotten funds recovered.
CitizenP Saturday, 05 November 2022 07:22 PM
This parliamant is a job bank for uneducated people..
Citizen Silva Saturday, 05 November 2022 07:32 PM
Ours is the Dhamma Deepa but we never learn. How right was Robert Knox when he said the inhabitants of this island mistook cunning for intelligence. Ranil once again showing how his cunning is going only going to worsen the country’s misery and suffering.
DJ Saturday, 05 November 2022 07:54 PM
This is shameful an it will sadly continue.
Empty vessel ruling a country. Saturday, 05 November 2022 09:13 PM
Why not nominate our kussi amme who is more qualified our politician.
dickie bird Saturday, 05 November 2022 09:31 PM
For what ? Scrape Coconuts?
GHT Saturday, 05 November 2022 10:50 PM
Cabinet ministers, their deputies, and other state ministers altogether the number goes up to 90 ministers who waste public fund, tax payers money and enjoy the PERKS. GOOD ADMINISTRATION.
Rukshani Wijesekera Saturday, 05 November 2022 11:45 PM
Ranil wants to secure his majority in the parliament. He doesn’t care about the country or citizens. That’s why the citizens sent him home after 40 years of politics. He’s come back to play his tricks and ruin the country for a dew more years.
Pantha Mental Kumaran Sunday, 06 November 2022 12:04 AM
Why can.t the President appoint the whole SLPP members of parliament as ministers . We are living in a funny country where only politicians enjoy life. We can’t complaint about these things to anybody. The whole country is currently ruled by the Rajapakses.
Cherath Sunday, 06 November 2022 12:20 AM
Ranil – Why do Sri Lanka with just 22 million people need a larger cabinet than other countries? Is it because it is poorer, richer or developing than others? One time SL was in the Guinness book of records for this! As long as the money printer is working with available paper and the dyes, you can churn out notes to pay.
Radar Sunday, 06 November 2022 01:54 AM
This is RR’s “mad mans tea party”. He is nothing but a laughing stock- all to perpetuate his position as President. A shameless “Ponya fellow”!!
Roshan samarathunga Sunday, 06 November 2022 02:52 AM
Excellent news for unelected president tobe master debated in the parliament while sitting on his chair instead sitting common folks.
Jayantha de Alwis Sunday, 06 November 2022 02:54 AM
We need more
umas Sunday, 06 November 2022 03:38 AM
We dont need more idiots
Willow Drive Sunday, 06 November 2022 05:23 AM
Wow need of the hour
Demuni Uduwara Sunday, 06 November 2022 05:23 AM
President has no sense but greed !
Triple X Sunday, 06 November 2022 05:26 AM
Why don’t they at least make some academic qualifications mandatory for being a minister, leaving the mp aside.
Jothipala Aramegedara Sunday, 06 November 2022 07:07 AM
THU – THU – THUU. Kalakanni Ponnaya will cripple the country again with a bunch of thieves!! When this man will die? Satan JRJ is awaiting to kiss!!
Jef Sunday, 06 November 2022 09:45 AM
Sri lanka got the quantity lack in quality its like the old saying toomany cooks will spoil the soup
L Jaya Sunday, 06 November 2022 11:02 AM
It appears that SJB became a prey to RW’s deals
Alpha Sunday, 06 November 2022 08:49 PM
No chance for the Budget to be defeated. It will be passed with even the SJB MPs voting in favour. Nobody wants the Budget to be defeated and the Parliament dissolved.
ANNECUNT Monday, 07 November 2022 07:46 PM
Take in mr danushka he will make all frustrate female minister pregnant.